Slip, Trip or Fall Injury Claims
Slips, Trips & Falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most common accidents one can suffer, but the fact that they tend to happen all too often does not mean that the affect they can have on the victim should be underestimated. Even a fall which appears, at first, to be relatively minor, can go on to have a major detrimental impact on the victim's life. The fall could, for example, lead to a serious head or spinal injury, either one of which might lead to long term disablement or even paralysis.
Even a 'lesser' fall might result in a sprain or a fracture, and whilst these may be recoverable in a relatively short space of time, they could still have a dramatic effect on your life. If a sprain or fracture leaves you unable to work for a period of time, for example, then the loss of earnings, particularly in tough financial times, could make a major difference to your life.
Compensation for injuries
There are many things which might cause you to slip, trip or fall. Often, it will be nobody else's fault, and in cases such as these the only thing to do is pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Just as often, however, the blame lies with someone else. In these cases it is clear that negligence has led to you suffering a slip trip or fall. Amongst the most common such causes are the following:
- Spillages that haven't been cleaned up
- Leaks from faulty machinery
- Trailing cables and wires
- Obstacles such as piles of boxes
- Damaged, poorly maintained or uneven flooring or footpaths
Accidents such as these can happen virtually anywhere. The most common place for people to suffer a trip or fall is in the workplace, and, if this is the case, then there's a good chance you'll be able to make a work accident claim against the employer who has failed to maintain a safe working environment.
Similarly, if you should fall in a public place such as a supermarket, or a train station, and you can prove that this fall was due to a factor such as a wet floor which wasn't clearly signed, then you should be in the position to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Whether it's a wet floor, an unsafe working place or a badly uneven pavement, if your fall, and the injuries sustained, were the fault of someone else, be it an employer, a local authority or the owner of a business, then you fully deserve to be compensated.
Contact a no win no fee solicitor
An experienced no win no fee lawyer will be able to listen to the details of your case and decide whether you have a legitimate claim. If you do, then they'll be able to put together a case and pursue the compensation you are owed on a no win no fee basis. Fill in the form at the top of this page, or call our freephone number, and get free, no obligation advice about your situation.